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If You Don't Know the Differences Between a Compact Spare Tire and Full-Size Spare, Read on to Find Out

A lot of vehicle owners completely forget that they own a spare tire in their vehicle. Just like with other areas of your vehicle, you need to check on this item every so often. If you find that the spare you currently have is worn out and dirty, then it might be time to replace your spare. If you're debating the difference between a compact spare and a full-sized version, let's talk more about each option.

A full-sized version of a spare is a great item to have on hand if you want to prevent heading directly to…
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Tailgating Essentials You'll Need For a Great Experience

Tailgating has become not only a popular pastime but also almost a household name as more and more people are choosing to join the fun. We want to help you make sure your pickup truck is in good condition and ready for the task at hand. Tailgating is about more than just driving your truck to a game and sitting on the tailgate to watch the game. It’s an experience that involves having the right supplies and essentials. Stop at Piazza Honda of Pottstown and allow us to help prepare you.

Here is an important supply list.
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How to Interpret Safety Ratings

In order to help consumers choose a safe, secure vehicle, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) assign safety ratings to each car that they test. The basics on their testing system and safety designations are set out below.

The IIHS has a series of five crash tests that each car is put through. Based on how well they sustain an impact at various speeds, cars earn a rating from poor to Top Safety Pick. The best cars are rewarded as Top Safety Picks+. The NHTSA depends on data from three...
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Towing And Payload Capacity: What Is The Difference?

When you are out shopping for trucks at Piazza Honda of Pottstown, you will notice that the trucks list both a payload and a towing capacity. These are not the same thing. It is important that you understand the difference between the two so that you will not put too much of a strain on your truck.

The payload capacity of a truck refers to how much weight that you can safely put inside of the truck including the truck bed. The payload capacity lets you know how much cargo you can transport in the truck without causing damage to…
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How Do I Take Care Of My Tires?

Piazza Honda of Pottstown drivers know that in order to get the smoothest ride possible, they have to keep their tires in optimal condition. And a big part of this means keeping an eye on your tire pressure so that the right amount of air is always in them. You also must keep an eye on the amount of tire tread that you have.

If your tire tread becomes too low, your tires are getting worn and need to be replaced. To check your tire tread level, insert a penny into the tire groove. If you can see all of…
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Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

Whether your pet loves the car or is a reluctant passenger, there are things you can do to make their time in the car more pleasant for everyone. Start with short trips to get your pets used to the motion and sounds of a car ride. You can increase these slowly until your pet starts to enjoy them.

Your pets are in danger from airbags when they ride in the front seat, and they're also a distraction there. Create a haven on a rear seat or in the cargo area of an SUV for your pet, using their own…
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How to Know if You Have a Bad Battery

Eventually, your battery is going to go bad. Therefore, you are going to have to run tests on it and make sure that your battery condition is known. Negligence can cause you to fall victim to some unfortunate circumstances. One thing that can help is knowing the signs of a bad battery.

One sign is that the battery is unable to produce cranking apps that are adequate for starting the vehicle. Another sign of a bad battery is that it can't hold a charge. In some cases, the battery may be so bad that it is unable to even…

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Buying an Appropriate Children's Car Seat

Automotive accidents remain one of the leading causes of fatalities in children aged 13 and under. However, when a child is secured in the right car seat, they become much safer in the event of a collision. If in the market for a family-sized vehicle, enjoy browsing through the selection offered in our Piazza Honda of Pottstown inventory.

Infant seats must face the rear of the vehicle and are appropriate for newborns and younger infants. When the child reaches eight or nine months of age, parents often opt for a forward-facing version that features a tether and a harness. 

 

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The Importance of Car Wax

While most of the time drivers can take a quick trip through the car wash and consider the job of maintaining their car's exterior finished, spending some time now and then applying car wax by hand has plenty of benefits. When it comes time to trade in or sell their used car, the time they spent routinely maintaining its appearance may be rewarded in a higher resale value.

Car wax can be made of real or synthetic substances, but both have one goal, to repel moisture. Spreading a coat of wax over your car's clean finish will keep…
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Car Wash: Basic Automotive Care

Washing your car is basic automotive care, but how often should you wash your car? We here at Piazza Honda of Pottstown like to err on the side of caution, so we wash our rides weekly. However, it's okay to wash your car twice per month as well. Here's why.

The Weekly or Twice Monthly Schedule

If you're blessed enough to live in a mild climate year-round and/or you park your car in a covered garage, you can get away with washing your car twice monthly. Stay open to adjust this frequency according to seasonal weather…
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